I've been watching Christmas movies to celebrate the season.
Last night, I watched "A Christmas Switch". It was cute. I give it a 10. I've been doing a lot of thinking about the future, too.
I told the lady at Church Sunday night, "I know that a year seems like a long time, but I have a lot planning and thinking to do. I need to make sure that everything is ready when I take that leap of faith. It doesn't seem like a long time at all."
I keep thinking of new things to think about. I don't want to wait until the last minute and then panic when these things come up.
Like, for instance, today, I thought, "What about checking my mail? How often should I come back to town to do that?" And, "What about my tea?" (I usually make tea and carry it with me...I guess I'm going to be drinking a lot of Milo's Sweet Tea on the road.
Anyway, there are a lot of little kinks I need to work out. I don't want to get out there and end up being as helpless as those I am trying to help. I also watched "Second Chance Christmas". Personally, I liked that one better than "A Christmas Switch". But, who cares. It's Christmas, and they both made me smile! I have decided that when God wants me to take a day off, He'll give it to me. This past week, He gave me 3 days. So, I'm not going to worry about taking off every Sabbath any more. Every day is the Sabbath now. I might as well live it for the Lord.
And, why should Christmas only come once a year? I believe the Christmas Spirit should be year round. We've not only commercialized Christmas, but we have made it more a season of expectation than giving. Yes, we all enjoy giving on Christmas...but we'd be lying if we said we weren't disappointed when we didn't receive. So, why should Christmas be different than any other day of the year, except to remind us of how we should be all year long? Jesus gave selflessly all the way to the Cross. In my opinion, Easter is a much more important holiday, and yet Christmas seems so much bigger. I believe that should change.
I think on Easter, we should celebrate it with as many lights and get togethers as Christmas. Instead of the nativity scenes in our yards, we should have Crucifixes. Giant ones. We should set things on our lawns to remind passers by what He did for us that day. An open tomb display. The folded napkin. The cloth of Sharon. John 3:16 and 17 on billboards. A bright light seeping out from behind the stone of the displayed tomb. Maybe we should set a prisoner free.
Maybe we should give someone a fighting chance by helping them overcome a struggle that has been weighing them down.
We should give our lives for someone else...or, at least, a piece of it, in remembrance of what He did for us.
But, that's just me. Christmas celebrates His birth. His existence. His coming to earth, becoming a mere mortal man, a helpless babe in a manger, in order to be able to say, "I understand" in a way that we could believe and understand the depth of His love for us. Peace on Earth. Goodwill toward men. Have a blessed day!